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Thermopile detector radiation hard readout
Author(s): Stephen Gaalema; Stephen Van Duyne; James L. Gates; Marc C. Foote
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Paper Abstract

The NASA Jupiter Europa Orbiter (JEO) conceptual payload contains a thermal instrument with six different spectral bands ranging from 8μm to 100μm. The thermal instrument is based on multiple linear arrays of thermopile detectors that are intrinsically radiation hard; however, the thermopile CMOS readout needs to be hardened to tolerate the radiation sources of the JEO mission. Black Forest Engineering is developing a thermopile readout to tolerate the JEO mission radiation sources. The thermal instrument and ROIC process/design techniques are described to meet the JEO mission requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7780, Detectors and Imaging Devices: Infrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon, 778002 (26 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859726
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen Gaalema, Black Forest Engineering, LLC (United States)
Stephen Van Duyne, Black Forest Engineering, LLC (United States)
James L. Gates, Black Forest Engineering, LLC (United States)
Marc C. Foote, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7780:
Detectors and Imaging Devices: Infrared, Focal Plane, Single Photon
Eustace L. Dereniak; Randolph E. Longshore; Manijeh Razeghi; John P. Hartke; Ashok K. Sood; Paul D. LeVan, Editor(s)

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